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Coin Magnifier Information
Do I need a coin magnifier with light?
A lighted coin magnifying glass or magnifying glass
for coins will provide better magnification results as they provide a sharper and clearer
image then a non-lighted coin magnifier. Our lighted
coin magnifiers are either led or fluorescent lighted and provide a soft white light to ease
What power coin magnifier should I choose? Select a coin magnifying glass with a
power that will allow you to perform your task at a comfortable distance.
The higher the power of the coin magnifying glass the shorter
the focal range(work distance) and the smaller the field of view. The high power magnifier may not be the
best coin magnifier for you.
The following information is provided by: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loupe
A loupe is a small magnification
device used to see small details more closely.
Numismatists and coin collectors
are an essential tool in both numismatics, the study of currency, and the related practice of coin collection. Coin collectors frequently employ coin magnifier loupes for better evaluation of the quality
of their coins, since identifying surface wear is vital when attempting to classify the grade of a coin. Uncirculated
coins (coins without wear) can command a substantial premium over coins with slight wear. This wear cannot
always be seen with the naked eye. Numismatists can also employ coin magnifier loupes to identify some
counterfeit coins that would pass a naked-eye visual inspection.
Useful coin magnifier
Field Of View: The size of the area being magnified when viewing
through a magnifying lens. The higher the power of the coin magnifying glass the smaller the field
Diopter: Diopter is a measurement that is used to calculate
the power of a magnifying lens. The higher diopter will provide higher magnification. Diopter
is expressed as "D"
Power: Power is how large an object or print increases as you look through a lens. Magnifying power is expressed as "X"
Focal Length: Measurement from the
center of the lens to to the object and be in focus.
Focal Range: The distance from the magnifying lens to the object
Fresnel Magnifier: A flat magnifier consisting of concentric circles that can be a full page reading magnifier.
Visual impairment (or vision impairment) is a decreased ability
to see to a degree that causes problems not fixable by usual means, such as glasses or medication. Our low
vision magnifiers can be of help.
Rules Of Magnification.
- The higher the power
of the coin magnifier lens, the closer you must get to the object being viewed and the smaller
the field of view.
- As the power of a coin magnifying glass lens increases the diameter of the lens decreases.
- Diopter is a term used
to determine the power(magnification}of a lens. The terms are sometimes confused.
- High power coin magnifying
glass magnifiers such as 8x must be held steady or else they will be out of focus.
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